Have you signed your kids up for the Summer Reading Program? If not, you definitely should! It’s a great way to encourage your kids to continue reading over the summer and gives them some great incentives to do so. There is a reading program for kids up to grade 5 as well as for teens in grade 6 and up. Here’s what you need to know:

Sign up at any of the Brown County Library branches and your child will receive a reading log to keep track of their reading and earn the following prizes (while supplies last) when they read 4 days or more each week:

-Kid’s meal coupons from local restaurants
-Passes to Library Morning at the Brown County Fair on 8/15
-Passes to Joannes or Resch Aquatic Center, Ashwaubomay Lake, Sky Zone/Vertical Velocity Trampoline Park, Get Air, The Children’s Museum of Green Bay, Neville Public Museum, National Railroad Museum, Riviera Lanes and Ashwaubenon Bowling Lanes.
-Ticket voucher for Green Bay Booyah baseball
-A new book of choice or a 25% off discount at The Reader’s Loft

Every four days of reading also qualifies kids for an entry into a grand prize drawing with lots of great prize options.

If you aren’t able to make it to the library each week, that’s fine–you can collect your prizes for the previous week at a later date, although it’s possible they may run out of some of the options depending on how long you wait.

In addition, Summer Reading participants through grade 12 who show their Brown County library card can enjoy FREE OPEN SWIM at the Kroc Community Center on these Saturdays from 12-5:30PM: 6/22, 7/13 or 8/10.

Finally, this summer the Southwest library branch is also offering Summer Reading Coaches for kids entering grades 2-5 on Tuesdays, 6/18 through 8/13 from 1-2PM and Wednesdays, 6/19 through 8/14 from 10-11AM. This is a great way for kids to practice reading and reduce the summer slide. Kids can drop in anytime during these time frames and practice their reading skills with a Reading Coach volunteer.